Shannen Coffin, the former counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney, may have exited the Bush Administration last week, but he certainly hasn’t left the practice of law.
As reported in U.S. News and World Report, Coffin will return to Steptoe & Johnson early next year after an undoubtedly much-needed break and will be practicing civil appellate law and general commercial litigation. And he will also be involved in two new practices that the firm began this year, doing policy work with both legislative and regulatory agencies and as a part of the firm’s burgeoning crisis management group.
Coffin, who joined Steptoe as a summer associate after winning the firm’s writing prize while a student at Georgetown University Law Center, practiced appellate law at the firm and left to serve as deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Division of the Justice Department during the current administration.
Roger Warin, Steptoe’s chairman, says the firm is glad to have Coffin back. “He’s a good friend, although a number of us are on a different side of the political aisle,” says Warin.